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If you take supplements, what do you take them for?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Giverny, Jun 20, 2013.

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If you take supplements, what do you take them for?

Poll closed Jul 20, 2013.
  1. General health

    24 vote(s)
    53.3%
  2. Eye health

    8 vote(s)
    17.8%
  3. Heart health

    10 vote(s)
    22.2%
  4. Joint health

    13 vote(s)
    28.9%
  5. Mental health

    8 vote(s)
    17.8%
  6. Sexual health

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  7. Vitamin deficiencies

    20 vote(s)
    44.4%
  8. Other (please specify in a post below)

    12 vote(s)
    26.7%
  9. None

    6 vote(s)
    13.3%
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  1. Giverny

    Giverny Friend · Admin
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    Here's our new monthly poll! This month's question is: if you take supplements, what do you take them for?

    Please remember that all poll results are anonymous but you're welcome to elaborate.

    Which ones do you use?
    Have you noticed differences between brands?
    Have you noticed a difference since you started taking them?
    Would you recommend them to others?
     
  2. Sketcher

    Sketcher · Well-Known Member

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    How about starting with "Do you take supplements?"? It would be interesting to get an idea of how many people do and don't take them. Personally, I don't: I am hoping that my LCHF diet gives me enough of everything; and I don't believe in all the weird stuff promoted in dodgy web sites, supported by pseudo-scientific arguments.


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  3. WhitbyJet

    WhitbyJet · Well-Known Member

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    I take Alpha-Lipoic Acid, hoping that I can continue to improve CKD and neuropathy.

    As part of my healthy lchf diet I also have a daily teaspoon of cinnamon and regularly eat elderberries (stewed/coulis) to boost the immune system (google Sambucol for info, do yourself a favour and collect and freeze elderberries for free, no need to buy expensive supplements)
     
  4. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Use I caps [eyes] and take VitaminD forte supplements too .
    I.caps with 10mg Lutein/Zeaxanthin [my eye consultant prescribed these ]

    My vitamin D levels were a shock coming in at only 23.7 - well under the recommended .50 acceptable range .

    I was so weary prior to getting these as a supplement .
    They have helped give me some 'more' energy and spark back !

    So I am in favour of using a supplement 'if' needed :thumbup:

    Anna .
     
  5. bigbenp

    bigbenp Type 2 · Member

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    Hi guy's,

    At the risk of sounding thick, what is a ICHF Diet?

    Cheers

    Ben

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  6. chris lowe

    chris lowe · Guest

    Hi Ben - low carbohydrate high fat :thumbup:
     
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous · Guest

    Vitamin D very low in it. I am also taking a multivitamin need to keep my iron level up. The vitamin D has help some what with the tiredness. The multivitamins I think has bought my potassium level up a bit.


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  8. Salihu

    Salihu Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi mode,
    how do u cope wit the hunger as multivitamin will empty ur stomach
     
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  10. pickledpepper2

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    I take vit D because I was low (about 27 units when minimal level is considered 50).

    I sporadically drink cinnamon 'tea' (simply cinnamon sticks boiled in water for a while).

    I also have karela - I used to have tablets but costs meant I couldn't continue with this and now just get the veg and fry them when I make curry about twice a week.
     
  11. Neil Walters

    Neil Walters Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Vitamin c, zinc and echinacea all to prevent colds


    Diagnosed Type II 1998 1 x 80 mg Gliclazide, 4 x 500mg Metformin and 1 x 100mg Sitagliptin - HbA1c - 48 mmol/mol
     
  12. visayas

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    I sprinkle cinnamon liberally on my breakfast porridge and I'm thinking about making my own ginger tea. Memory is going so using B6,B12 tablets. Any thoughts?
     
  13. Donkeymad

    Donkeymad Type 1 · Active Member

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    Really? I have never heard that before, very interesting. :?

    I take Zinc, as an immunity boost, I did not have any colds whilst taking it but got them when I stopped, so started taking them again.

    Having been recently anorexic, on advice, I have been taking multi-vitamins and Calcium with Vitamin D (necessary with calcium) for a while.

    Thanks chris lowe, I did not know what it was either. :oops:
     
  14. nok1888

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    I take a probiotic multivitamin and a calcium and magnesium supplement. The probiotic is to help my IBS and the calcium, magnesium and vitamin B's from the multi is to stop me getting cramp while out walking. I notice a big difference especially no cramp when walking

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  15. Valeris

    Valeris Type 2 · Active Member

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    I am over 50 and work in a care home as a waking night support worker. I take 1x1000mg of vitamin C with wild Rose Hips to assist the immune system every day and two if I am ill. It has worked so far. :)
     
  16. RichardJ

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    Just Protien to cover exercise, and zinc and vit C when ill.
     
  17. Sid Bonkers

    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have no need for any supplements as I am not deficient in any as far as I am aware.

    I get all the vitamins and minerals I need from a healthy balanced diet :thumbup:
     
  18. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Multivitamins & minerals (30+ components) - to offset the claims that LCHF results in nutrient deficiency
    Glycosamine/chondroitin - to prevent joint pain - starting with tennis elbow I once had; I do notice joint pain if I stop taking it for a month or so.
    Vitamin D - my wife has been prescribed as needing it
    Cinnamon (powder in cooking) - reputed to be benficial for diabetes
    All the beneficial components of TEA - known as THE panacea since its introduction centuries ago.
     
  19. picklebean

    picklebean Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I chose 'general health' and 'other'.

    I have an eating disorder and other mental health issues which mean I don't have a good diet, so I take a multi-vitamin and also zinc to help with my generally poor-functioning immune system.


    I'm currently waiting for an appointment to see the doctor for tests for vitB and vitD deficiency.
     
  20. priyankakedia

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